Get Well Soon Baby Ben

Baby Ben had knee surgery a couple weeks ago.  He is a Great Pyrenees, so he is prone to having joint problems.  This is the second time he has had knee surgery.

The surgery was rather extensive and it will take six to eight weeks for Baby Ben to make a full recovery.  However, he is handling it like a champ.

He took all of his antibiotic medications without any problems.  The first week he wasn’t allowed to climb on furniture and had to sleep on a dog bed like a common dog (oh the horror of it all).  Anyway, he didn’t fuss that much about it and now he is back to sleeping on couches and regular human beds.

They took the staples out of his leg a couple of days ago, and the veterinarian was pleased with Ben’s progress.

You are doing great Baby Ben!

Joey Scared Us Yesterday

Yesterday morning, Joey was struggling to walk.  His back was hunched over and he was obviously in pain.  Since Joey is a 10 year old Labrador/Great Pyrenees mix I was greatly concerned.

I took Joey to the veterinarian.  They did x-rays and gave him a full physical, but couldn’t find anything wrong.  The doctor decided to check Joey’s anal glands.  He wasn’t dragging his butt on the ground, so it wasn’t the first thing that came to mind.

She discovered Joey’s anal glands are infected.  All he needs is some antibiotics and he will be fine.  The Thaler family let out a sigh of relief.  We all love that old dog.


Dog Forced to Sleep on the Couch

Ben and Blue were sleeping on my bed tonight and all was going well, until Ben started passing gas.

If you have never gotten a whiff of gas from a 120 pound Great Pyrenees, let me tell you it can curl the paint off the wall.  It smelled liked a sewage tank was leaking foul odors into the room.

I told Ben, “I love you boy, but you are going to have to sleep on the couch.”  I walked into the living room with Ben and made sure he was situated and ready to go back to sleep.

The poor dog looked so disgusted.  He was kicked off the bed and forced to sleep on the couch.  Life is hard sometimes.